#1
In most cases I dislike using picks, but I've been trying to learn some Tool songs and I think a pick would help. My question is whether I should get medium or heavy gauge. Any suggstions would be appreciated.
#7
Try a light too. Like a .50, I've been using those for 3 years now.
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#8
I use a Tortex Sharp 1.14mm and a Tortex .88mm mostly, the .88 is easier to speed pick with
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#9
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I use a Tortex Sharp 1.14mm and a Tortex .88mm mostly, the .88 is easier to speed pick with


I use Tortex 1.14 as well.
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#11
It feels weird for me to play with a guage more than 1mm... And I play metal and rock in general. Be careful it's not too light a pick you're using though, it's nice to have some resistance.
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#12
Quote by cal1
I use a Tortex Sharp 1.14mm and a Tortex .88mm mostly, the .88 is easier to speed pick with

i agree on the .88's they seem to be my holy grail them and the tortex .50's are pretty good i use one especially on Green Day-Panic song as i feel i can hold it much better at the start with the .50 and it sounds more trebly to an extent.

But the bes thing to do is buy a load of random guages then try em all out playing a few riffs use em till you find one that fits and stick with it.But .88's bout the best its a perfect balance its not too heavy and not too light imo.(use it as a base mark :P)
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#13
For the few songs I play with a pick, I also use Dunlop .88. They work best for me.

But then again, you should try different gauges and find out what works best for you.
#14
Never found anything better then the free, little red Guitar Center picks.

I maintain that they're simply imbued with magic.